The Making of Mitt Romney
The Boston Globe
Then-state Treasurer Shannon O'Brien won the Democratic nomination in 2002 by staking out centrist positions on most issues in a tough race against three other credible opponents. In the runup to the November election against Mitt Romney, however, she embraced gay marriage a year before the state's high court made it legal and a lower age for parental consent to have an abortion.
Then-state Treasurer Shannon O'Brien won the Democratic nomination in 2002 by staking out centrist positions on most issues in a tough race against three other credible opponents. In the runup to the November election against Mitt Romney, however, she embraced gay marriage a year before the state's high court made it legal and a lower age for parental consent to have an abortion.
(Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)